The Effect of an 8-Week Plyometric Exercise Program on Golf Swing Kinematics

  title={The Effect of an 8-Week Plyometric Exercise Program on Golf Swing Kinematics},
  author={Mark Bull and Matthew W. Bridge},
Previous research on conditioning in golf has looked at the effect of physical training programs on outcome measures of golf swing performance, namely club head speed and ball displacement. The current study examined the effect of an 8-week golf specific plyometric training program on the kinematics of the golf swing. Sixteen skilled golfers were randomly assigned to either an experimental or control group. Three-dimensional swing kinematic data were collected on shots with a 6 iron pre and… 
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